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Old 06-12-2012, 02:25 PM   #11
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Re: Modified sine wave for a fridge?

This is similar to both that I have, If you have the height I would recommend one with a separate freezer. In my opinion the freezer works much
better if it's a separate unit.Amps is what I said in previous post.

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If you have the height I would recommend one with a separate freezer. In my opinion the freezer works much
better if it's a separate unit.
I've been agonizing over that decision for some time now. The ones you describe are all about 3ft tall, and I need to squeeze whatever fridge I get into a 31" high space under my counter or face the prospect of tearing apart all my cabinetry in that part of the bus and rebuilding for the larger fridge. This was one area I did not plan out very well. I guess I was planning on using coolers but then changed my mind. Anyways, I think I'm going to just settle for the smaller fridge with built in freezer compartment for now and see how that goes.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #13
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Re: Modified sine wave for a fridge?

this is what I am planning with a thermostate added,do you really need a freezer?
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Deck...White/16681003

with something like this
http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro...rds=thermostat

maybe mount it on slids?
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:53 PM   #14
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Re: Modified sine wave for a fridge?

We had no luck burned up our 1st 18 cf "soft star" fridge so our current build we are going to use one of these as the fridge is the only AC device other than the 12v converter... New fridge is 16cf soft start....

It's a gamble but still cheaper then a Xantrex

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Re: Modified sine wave for a fridge?

Yeah the chest freezer hack is a great idea if your space allows and you don't need a freezer. I definitely need a freezer (I use ice packs for my sore old back!), and I need the door to open in the front since it will be under a cabinet.
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Re: Modified sine wave for a fridge?

I've read in a few places that the motor will run a bit hotter with a MSW inverter. Therefore I'm planning to run a PSW with our chest fridge and freezer. Heat and motor longevity along with a small living space and I'll be needing all the coolness I can get.

We're running a similar setup to what you pictured Bansil. Been living with it in the sticks and bricks for about 8 months now. They are going with us into the bus.

Fridge runs 202 watts per 24 hours. 34 to 37 degrees F
Freezer runs 546 watts per 24 hours. Minus 1 to 4 degrees F
Running wattage starts around 140 and slowly drops to about 100 before the fridge or freezer shut off again.
Start up is hard to measure with my Kill-A-Watt as the unit shuts off during start up. I'm guessing over 2000 watts.
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